Friday, June 4, 2010

Do you think that gadgets make your life easier or do they complicate your life? Why?

I think gadgets make life easier because they take off some of the work we have to do.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Describe three ways computers facilitate and enhance learning.

Computers help learning with all the additional links that come with researching. Computers also help learning because they wont become bored like they would with a book. Almost everyone knows how to use a computer and knows how to find what they need on the web.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How would your life be different without technology? How much do you rely on technology in your life?

If it wasn't for technology life would be more like the 1900's. I think my entire life relies on nothing but technology.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Anthony Le built an Iron Man Suit.
What is some future technology that you would like to build? Why?

I would like to build a machine that heals the body in a few hours/days instead of months/years, because it will help those in need.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Why do you think that some people rate a product very high and some people will rate the product very low? How can you decide which reviews are more accurate?

I think people rate products high because they think it looks/works better then others. Others rate it low because of the way an item looks. A review should be compared with what peple think so it can become more accurate.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Why do you think it is important to compare similar products before you make a purchase?

Its important because you could be saving money if you compare items and one item is cheaper then the other.

Monday, May 10, 2010


What do you like best about your project? What is the one thing you would do different on your project?

The best thing I like about my project is the slide show of pictures. I think I would change the way it starts.



Thursday, May 6, 2010


Do you think that video games teach morality and ethics? Why?

Yes because kids and teens seem to learn more from video games then they do in school.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Do you think that plagiarism is morally wrong? Why?

I think that plagiarism is wrong because if you don't do your own work you won't learn anything.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Using Smart Phones in School

Write a thoughtful essay of at least three paragraphs describing your feeling about using Smart Phones in School. Do you agree with the comments above? Give your opinion and the reasons why you are for or against Smart Phones in school.

I think that using smart phones is the next step in school learning. Using the smart phones in will boost the amount of students that graduate. It may be risky but its worth the sacrifice for the success of teens today. Some students don't like to read or write but they all know how to text/type.
Yes, I agree with the comments above because its good for students to have a great learning envoriment and enjoy learning. Students should always enjoy there learning. Even if the school has to make certain budget cuts.
I feel that if they allow students to use smart phones in school no student would fail the HSPA. Students would pay more attention to their work and projects.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


How can you use both visual and audio fade effects to enhance your projects?

Using a fade with a audio effect makes your project pop off the screen grabbing the viewers attention even more.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


How do yo think the sound track effects the effectiveness of a movie or podcast?

I think its makes people pay more attention movie or podcast.


What do you think are the differences and similarities of an enhanced podcast and a presentation slideshow?

I think that a slideshow and a podcast both present a subject that shows viewers a good view on whatever. But, both have different ways of doing it.


Why do you think it is important to make sure that there is enough time to read the words and look at the images of your slide slow?

I think its important because the skide show may have information that you never you read or heard.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Do you think that you should always use a design template when creating a presentation? Why? Do you think it is acceptable to use different design templates in the same presentation? Why?

No because you don't have to use design templates. Yes I think its acceptable to use different templates because a presentation must be made to grab the reader.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Why do you think Bullet point are used rather than sentences in a presentation?

I think bullet points are used more because they show the key points/reasons for the presentation.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


How do you think you can use Slide Animations to help the viewer of a slide show read and understand a presentation? How can animations make a presentation more interesting and effective?

I think that a slide animation is able to keep a viewer attention. Using funny animations and pop ups will show the viewer what you are trying to present.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Why do you think it is important to listen carefully when someone is speaking? How do you feel when you are trying to speak and someone is not paying attention or constantly interrupting you?

I think its important to listen to someone when there talking because you could be missing out. I feel as though they don't want to hear what I have to say.

Monday, April 19, 2010


How do you think Plagiarism and Copyrights are similar and how are they different? Why is Plagiarism wrong (illegal)?

Plagiarism is wrong because you don't learn anything if someone else does your work for you.


How do you think Plagiarism and Copyrights are similar and how are they different? Why is Plagiarism wrong (illegal)?

Plagiarism is wrong because you don't learn anything if someone else does your work for you.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Do you think the new Metal Detectors make Campus High School safer? Is the inconvenience worth of these Metal Detectors worth making the school safer? Or are they a waste of time?

I think that the new metal detectors are worth it but they take to much time in the mornings. I think its worth it to keep us safe.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


What reasons do they give for using Smartphones in the article? Do you agree or disagree with using Smartphones in the classroom? Why?

I agree with using smartphones in the class room because its the next step in school and learning.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Why do you think that these is a policy against using electronic devices such as smartphones in the at Campus High School? Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Why?

I disagree because smart phones are things students can use not just for social calls but work.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Even though they know it it is risky, why do you think that people open email attachments from unknown sources? What could happen when you open email attachments from unknown sources?

Some people just don't pay attention to warnings about how people can invade your privacy when you open email attachments. Some people can attach a virus to emails just so they can take what ever they want.

Monday, April 12, 2010


What do you think are the most dangerous or risky things people do online? How can these be avoided?

I think the most dangerous things people do online are giving out personal information, putting up pictures, and meeting people they don't know. These things can be avoided by just not telling to much to strangers.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Read about the new tablet computers. How will they change the way you use technology? How will they change the way you learn?

They will bring a new age of technology where people wont have to charge computers or even type. It will also bring a new learning experience for young minds.


Do you think that it is important for schools to have Internet access? Why?

Yes, because students can use internet at school for homework and projects.


Should colleges (High Schools) start giving Apple's iPad to students?
What do you think?

I think that they should because students are use to using cell phones and iPods. Also they would stay more focus on school work since there doing work hands on.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


How will New Jersey budget cuts affect public schools?
Do you think the cuts in state aid to schools in New Jersey will effect the quality of education? How will these cuts effect the use of technology for education?

New Jersey budget cut will take away public schools extra activities because they don't have any money.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Tech Analysts Say Apple's New Tablet, Which Doesn't Seem To Be a Computer At All, Will Rewrite How We See and Use Technology.
Apple sold over 700,000 iPads the first day. Why do you think there is so much hype over the iPad?

I think there is so much hype over the iPad because its the new face of Technology . Soon the iPad will just be a thing of the past when something new and better comes out.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Do you think this should be a concern at Campus High School? Do you think that this is one of the reasons why students are not suppose to use their electronic devices in school?

Yes i think its a concern at campus high. No because students should have a way calling a family member in case of an emergency.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Why do you think it is important to include information from several credible resources when creating a research project? How do you know if a source is credible?

Because just one resource doesn't have the same information as another. A source is only credible if back up by facts not opinions.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


What do you think the benefits are to using video games in the classroom? Are there any negatives?

I think that using video games in classrooms benefits both students and teachers because the students pay attention and the teachers are getting the students to learn what they need to learn.


Do you think that you can learn more using mobile learning? Why? Would you reccommend using mobile learning at Campus High School? Write an email to the school administration and board of education stating your opinion.

Yes, because our generation are using technology to learn more then the generations before us. I think that Campus High should use mobile learning because most student don't pay attention when using notebooks and textbooks but, they do pay attention to their cell phones and other mobile devices.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Do you think that people change technology or does technology change people? Why?

I think technology changes people because people start to depend on technology.

Friday, March 19, 2010


If you could use any computer or computing device to learn in school what would it do, be or look like? Why?

I would have a PDA its like a small computer that can go in your pocket and it could alert you to any homework that might be do.


In you opinion what does it mean to be "Green"? How can we use technology to be "Green"? Why is this important?

To be green means to be full of energy and excitement. We can use technology to be "Green" by making funny movies and cartoons. This is important because it will keep the students interested.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Why would you want to use a Social Bookmarking site like Delicious? List 3 advantages over bookmarking on a single computer.

One advantage is having multiple web sources at once. Another is having more work on different sites. Another is having your first draft of work on one page and your final draft on another.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Why use "tags" when bookmarking web resources? How are these "tags" helpful?

Because tags will help you get back to your previous web page.

Friday, March 12, 2010


How can you tell if information is an opinion or if it is a fact? Give an example of an opinion and a fact on the same topic.

If someone can back up their opinion with real evidence.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


All websites and information on the Internet is not 100% correct. How do you know if a the website or information is credible?

By finding the correct information in books. Computers don't always have the correct information.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Do you think that students should be allowed to use cell phones in school? How do you think cell phones could be used to enhance learning in the classroom?

I think that students should only use phones in emergency situations. Instead of writing the work teachers could just use texting.



Why do you think you published your project online? Does publishing your project make it more relevant? Is publishing a form of collaboration? Why?

Because publishing it online will get it seen more. More people will see it online then on the street, publishing can be a form of collaboration because it is the new age.


Why do you think it is so important to understand what you need to do (identify the task), before you begin working on a project, assignment or problem?

Its good to understand because if you don't your project will not be correct.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Why do you think we celebrate the death of Crispus Attucks? How has his life/death effected the American History?

I think we celebrate the death of Crispus Attucks because of the sacrifice he made for us. It has shown that black people will stand up for themselves.


Do you think that it is OK to leave school without permission after taking the HSPA? If you were the principal what would you do with students that leave early?

I think that once your done with your test you shouldn't have to stay until everyone is done. If i was the principal I would let the student go because if they feel they don't need to check their work they should be allowed to leave.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Do you think the HSPA is a fair test for the 21st Century? Does the HSPA accurately measure the skills that you need to succeed today and in the future? Defend your answer.

No, because the HSPA only measure on things we are taught in school not what we are taught in the real world. Some students graduate with honors and think that they will be ready for anything when there are things we have to learn that can't be found in a text book.


Do you think the HSPA test should be given on a computer or over the Internet? Why?

No, because some students might cheat or try to hack for answers.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

3/1 Good Netiquette

Do you think that good etiquette can help you be successful at school, at home, or work? Why? Can good Netiquette help you on the Internet? Why?

Yes, because etiquette can push you to do the right thing. Yes, because how you act on the net will reflect on you.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What do you think is the purpose of Netiquette? Do you think your online reputation is effected by Netiquette?

To alert you on network conventions that facilitate interaction. No because everyone is in titled to their opinion.


Dan found that someone posted nasty remarks about him on a Social Networking Website. He know the person who posted the remarks. What do you think he should do?

I think that Dan should go and talk to the person and see why the would put something nasty about him online then explain how he feels about what they said.


What do you think is the proper netiquette for the following situation? I notice someone has an error in a message, should I tell him or her? Why? Explain your answer!

No, because why should I help someone who doesn't notice one tiny mistake. As long as I can understand what their trying to say then it shouldn't matter.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


How can the Internet be used when school is not in session for education? Do you think that you should participate in school over the Internet when schools are closed? How can this benefit you?

Students can use the internet to study when not in school. I think when school is closed I should not participate in school because it is my time off. I get to relax and not stress about school.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What are the dangers associated with the Web? What do you need to do to protect yourself?

Some dangers of the web are that people invade your stuff or steal personally information. You can get a security system to protect all your information.